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January 10, 2012
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Fighting fire with seed: aerial planting to combat cheatgrass

If revegetation of burned zones in south Douglas County is a battle for the overall health of the land, then cheatgrass is the primary enemy.

"Cheatgrass is absolutely the enemy," said Eric Roussel, forester, seed bank and biomass specialist with the Nevada Division of Forestry. "What we're doing is competing with the bad guy. We are more than the agency that puts out the fire. We're looking at the bigger picture."

Roussel joined NDF Forest Health Specialist Gail Durham in the Pine Nut Mountains last week for a massive reseeding operation targeting more than 1,000 acres of private land burned …

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